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Boat Launch Sites for Columbia County

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Columbia County, DEC Region 4
Waterbody Town Location (some links leave DEC website) Type Parking Invasive Species Present* Comments Agency
Hudson River Hudson Henry Hudson Waterfront Park. 42.255316°N, 73.798332°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 46 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam Municipal
Hudson River Germantown Lasher Memorial Park. 42.158252°N, 73.886186°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch 20 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam accessible features Municipal
Hudson River Germantown Cheviot Park. 42.125828°N, 73.904650°W (Google Maps) hard surface launch Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam Municipal
Hudson River Stuyvesant Stockport Flats, Ferry Road. 42.353963°N, 73.788845°W (Google Maps) hand launch 10 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam DEC
Hudson River Stuyvesant Stockport Flats, Ice House Road. 42.358442°N, 73.787434°W (Google Maps) hand launch 15 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam DEC
Hudson River Stuyvesant Stockport Flats, Station Road. 42.310364°N, 73.771967°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 20 cars, 5 cars and trailers Eurasian Watermilfoil, Water Chestnut, Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel, Asian Clam Accessible path and picnic gazebo available. DEC
Lake Taghkanic Ancram Lake Taghkanic State Park. 42.090303°N, 73.720979°W (Google Maps) unimproved trailer launch 10 cars and trailers, 50 cars Electric motors only. Permit required, available from Park Office. Day use fee in season. Boat rentals available. OPRHP
Queechy Lake Canaan 42.410701°N, 73.410888°W (Google Maps) hand launch 5 cars Eurasian Watermilfoil DEC

*Confirmed invasive species present. Other invasive species may also be present.

Boat Launch Types

Use the following definitions to help you determine if a particular site will accommodate your boat:

hard surface launchHard surface launch - Site affords float-off and float-on launching for most trailered boats.

unimproved trailer launchUnimproved trailer launch - No float-off or float-on trailered boat capability. Sites will accommodate the approach to the water's edge of small and light trailered boats. Boat may then be pushed on or off trailer. Usually shallow areas.

hand launchHand launch - No trailer capacity. Boats must be hand carried to the water.

Other Icons

accessible featuresAccessible Features - Locations are identified above. Sites are accessible to the top of the boat ramp, if provided at a site. Parking, as well as other amenities such as bathrooms and informational kiosks, are also accessible. Some sites on larger waters also have accessible boarding docks. Contact your local DEC office for additional details. See a full listing of DEC's Accessible Recreation Destinations.


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